As a man(child) who watched a whole family of helmeted tourists tumble down a hill on Segways at Venice Beach last weekend, I was drunk and definitely heckled them. Also, I saw a "street performer" (read: bum) jump onto a pile of broken glass barefooted after collecting $10 in donations. The American Dream is alive and well, baby! This is Segway some fanboy decked out all TRON-y.
For something so flashy, Brigante's method was relatively easy and low-tech. Using only white 2-inch reflective tape, a strand of blue LED Christmas lights and some electrical tape, Brigante took the plain black matte finish of his Segway and artfully applied the design using a mock-up model he made in Photoshop as a guide.
Start to finish, Brigante's mod time took around four hours. Total cost? About 15 bucks (Segway not included, of course).
15 bucks, really?! It looks so good I would've guessed it was in the $18-$20 range. Still, the question remains: who on earth would still want want to ride a Lightcycle when you could ride a LightSegway?! Absolutely everybody, including Woz? Oh.
Hit the jump for several more shots and a video of the glow-rider in action.
Thanks to Cameron and Mr squibbfire, who both made TRON-inspired Big Wheels but lost them when they melted trying to jump a kiddie pool filled with burning gasoline. I was there, it was a great stunt show.